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Tanzanian-born novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah wins Nobel Literature Prize

Tanzanian-born novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah wins Nobel Literature Prize

  • Gurnah is best known for his 1994 breakthrough novel ‘Paradise,’ set in colonial East Africa during World War I, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Fiction
  • Born in 1948, Gurnah fled Zanzibar in 1968 following the revolution which led to oppression and the persecution of citizens of Arab origin
By AFP ·